The quiet nerve damage you won’t notice… yet
A pre-diabetes diagnosis is supposed to be a wakeup call. It’s your body begging you to get serious about your health before it’s too late.
But too many folks breathe a sigh of relief when they get that diagnosis.
All they focus on is the “pre.” That means they don’t have diabetes YET – and as long as they don’t have the disease today, they think it’s something to worry about tomorrow.
Well, if that’s your story – if you’ve been told you have pre-diabetes – it’s time to turn it around ASAP, because new research reveals how this condition can destroy your body even if it never turns into “real” diabetes.
There’s damage taking place inside your body right now, on nearly every critical level, from hormone changes…to reduced insulin function…to cognitive problems.
And that’s not even the worst of it!
The new study finds pre-diabetics can suffer from the extreme pain and misery of nerve damage, too.
As most diabetics will tell you, that’s often the worst part of the disease. It can be worse than the constant finger pricks… the physical and mental exhaustion… the endless battle with drug side effects… and even worse than the fact that you have to carefully watch every bite, lest you pay the price with out-of-control blood sugar levels.
In diabetics, the nerve damage behind all the pain is called diabetic neuropathy – but the new study finds pre-diabetics suffer from a very similar form of nerve damage along the full length of the small sensory nerve fibers.
Over time, this small-fiber neuropathy can lead to pain and misery, diminishing your quality of life even if you never develop full-blown diabetes, according to the study.
But that doesn’t have to be your fate.
If you have pre-diabetes, there are simple steps you can take right now to reverse the condition and make sure you never suffer from that painful nerve damage.
Start with a back-to-basics common-sense diet of whole, fresh foods. For example, the Mediterranean diet you hear me talk so much about is proven to help bring blood sugar levels back under control so your pre-diabetes never turns into diabetes, especially if you follow a modified version with limited grains.
That, in turn, will protect your nerves from further damage.
The same diet can also help you to lose weight, protect your heart, slash your risk of stroke, and even prevent dementia. That’s just about every major condition seniors fear most – wiped out with one simple, delicious, and nutritious diet.
If you want to learn more or find out what it takes to get started, read this free report from my House Calls archives.